Irvine New Leadership Network participants announced


MODESTO — The Irvine New Leadership Network: Stanislaus has announced its second cohort of participants.

The Irvine New Leadership Network has partnered with Stanislaus Community Foundation to invest in emerging civic leaders in the county.

“The connections and learning have been invaluable,” said Reggie Rucker, owner of Engaged by Reggie Rucker, a local social media marketing firm. Rucker was in the first group of Network participants. “I’m already putting some of the tools I’ve gained to use in my daily work, both in my business and in my community projects.”

While participating in the Network, Rucker helped launch a project to explore how to attract families to life in downtown Modesto along with fellow NLN members Modesto Public Information Officer Amy Vickery, Downtown Modesto Partnership Executive Director Josh Bridegroom and Stanislaus County Librarian Olga Cardenas.

This year’s cohort includes:

Flerida Arias, Dean of Equity and Student Learning, Modesto Junior College

James Bates, Co-founder, Datapath

Lee Davis, Co-Director, Maryland Institute College of Art

Joe Duran, Executive Vice President, Self-Help Federal Credit Union

Suzanne Espinoza, Vice President of Student Affairs, California State University, Stanislaus

Britta Foster, Partner, Zentiv Agency

Estrella Garcia, Vice President of Community Impact & Program Development, United Way of Stanislaus County

Jim Holgersson, Manager, City of Modesto

Amanda Hughes, Program Director, Stanislaus Community Foundation

Tony Jordan, Executive Director, Stanislaus County Office of Education’s Child & Family Services Division

Jorge Perez, Counselor, Modesto City Schools District

Jay Pink, Attorney, Gianelli & Associates

Kate Trompetter, Development and Communications Director, Center for Human Services

Erica Woolley, Board Director, Dave Wilson Nursery

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